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Tuesday Hits: Are You Overlooking REITs?

How I Made $39,000 on Wheel of Fortune “Yes, I am one of those lucky few who have won some extra spending money on a game show.  In my case, that show was Wheel of Fortune.”   Are You Overlooking REITs? Why They Deserve a Spot in Your Portfolio “Despite surging 16% in 2019 while the […]

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Real Estate

Investing in Condos to Rent Out is a Terrible Idea

Thinking about investing in a condo to rent out for cash flow? We don’t want to rain on your parade, but it’s probably a really bad idea. Joe, an investor from New York, was forced to sell after he relocated for work and his HOA wouldn’t let him rent out his unit. His story is […]

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Retirement

Retirement Blogs for Baby Boomers [2019 Edition]

Rather than approaching retirement as the end of one chapter, think of it as the beginning of another.  You have every reason to celebrate after decades of working a 9 to 5, but even happy transitions can be challenging at first. We rounded up blogs that help baby boomers find fulfillment in retirement. Some blogs […]

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Monday Hits: Living on $1,500 in NYC & IRS Audits

Today’s Features My Taxes Are a Little Creative, What Are the Chances of Being Audited? “Now that I’ve raised your heart rate, allow me to lower it again. You will almost certainly never be audited. Approximately 245,000,000 people file income taxes in America every year. In 2017, the IRS audited about 0.5% of them. That’s […]

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Are You Overlooking REITS? Why Every Portfolio Needs this Asset in 2019

Despite surging 16% in 2019, REITs are not very well understood by the average investor. That’s a shame because they can be great investments. Legendary money manager David Swensen puts 20% of Yale’s $30 billion endowment into real estate.  In Four Pillars of Investing, William Bernstein recommends allocating 15% of your portfolio to REITs. REITs […]

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Friday Hits: Creating Intergenerational Wealth & Connecting the Dots

Today’s Features How to Create Intergenerational Wealth “You aren’t going to build wealth overnight in the stock market. Warren Buffett has averaged returns of around 20% a year over his investing career. You aren’t going to average 200% or 400% returns a year. You are not 20x or 40x better than Buffett. No one is.” […]

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Thursday Hits: The Five Legged Retirement; Housing and Recessions

Today’s Features 3-Legged Retirement Stool? I’ll Take The 5-Legged Retirement Platform “I follow so much personal finance content, you guys. And what I’ve found is that a lot of personal finance followers, especially in Facebook groups and Reddit, tend to think of their retirement planning as one thing…I don’t really see a lot of people […]

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Wednesday’s Hits: Condo vs House & Middle Income in Each State

Condo vs House: Which is a Better Investment in 2019 “It’s so often repeated that single-family homes (SFH) appreciate faster than condos that it’s taken for gospel. But that’s not the story the numbers tell lately.“   The Goal Snowball: How Setting Mini-Goals Can Help You Reach Financial Freedom We all have a million ways […]

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Tuesday’s Hits: Turnkey Real Estate Investing

Today’s Features Five Tips for Weeding Out Bad Turnkey Companies “All you have to do is purchase it and start collecting rent each month. Easy, right? Not so fast. Since turnkey companies make money from selling and managing properties, they have an incentive to push volume over quality.”   What’s Your Version of the American […]

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Condo vs House: Which is a Better Investment in 2019

It’s so often repeated that single-family homes (SFH) appreciate faster than condos that it’s taken for gospel. But that’s not the story the numbers tell lately. If you’re thinking about purchasing a condo vs a home purely for investment reasons, you might be surprised to learn that you would’ve made out with more money if […]